- 3 product recommendations by WirecutterSeptember 12, 2016After more than 40 hours of research and testing the four units that made our final cut, the $90 Canon LiDE 220 is the fastest, most accurate, and most intuitive flatbed scanner for everyday users. Whether you’re scanning an old photo, your kid’s artwork, or an excerpt from a book, the LiDE 220 is fast, accurate, and affordable. Compared to its closest competitors, the LiDE 220 produced the clearest scans with the most visual accuracy from a variety of materials and had the most accurate text recognition across all documents. It’s light and compact, can…Our pickBest Cheap Scanner$77.87$89.99
The Canon LiDE 220 is the best scanner for most people because it’s fast, accurate, and easy to use.Also greatRunner-up$169.00$199.99
The Canon 9000F Mark II is a more expensive scanner, but it works well and quickly, and it can scan…moreAlso greatBest for photographic accuracy$178.49$199.99
The Epson V550 produces a more accurate image, but the user interface is difficult to work with.